European Aviation Air Charter has prepared the first of five ex-British Airways Boeing 747-200s for service. The UK charter airline, which is associated to Formula 1 racing team European Minardi, will use one of the aircraft to fly motor racing teams to Grand Prix meetings around the world. Two of the five 22-24 year old aircraft are expected to be retired and used as spares back-up and the other 747s will be operated by its European Airlines arm on ad hoc charters. European plans to configure one of the 747s in a 200 seat, all-business class layout.

Source: Flight International